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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Sheldon Lettich (screen story) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story) ...
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Release Date:
9 August 1991 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One packs a punch One packs a Piece together they deliver See more »
Plot:
Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Classic Van Dammage!! See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alex / Chad Wagner

Geoffrey Lewis ... Frank Avery

Alonna Shaw ... Danielle Wilde
Corinna Everson ... Kara
Philip Chan ... Raymond Zhang

Alan Scarfe ... Nigel Griffith
Bolo Yeung ... Moon

Andy Armstrong ... Paul Wagner
Wu Fong Lung ... Chinese Nurse
Peter Malota ... Body Guard With Spurs
Sarah-Jane Varley ... Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa ... Mah Jong Manager
Eugene Choy ... Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr. ... Karate Student

David Lea ... Karate Student

Donn Berdahl ... Karate Instructor
Sing Chen ... Dockworker

Julie Strain ... Student
Galen Yuen ... Smuggler
Alicia Stevenson ... Baby Chad
Christopher Leung ... Crewman on Alex's Boat

Leo Lee ... Dockworker
Ng Kwok Kai ... Mr. Nguyen
Chow Kwok Po ... Chinese Smuggler #2
Yu Wai Keung ... Chinese Smuggler #3
Yuk-San Cheung ... Hong Kong Marine Police (as Simon Cheung)
John Sham ... Hong Kong Marine Police
Lee Tat Chiu ... Triad Thug #1
Lee Bing Chiu ... Triad Thug #2
Wong Chi Kin ... Triad Thug #3
John Cheung ... Gateman for Triad
Tsang Sing Kwok ... 2nd Gateman
Paul Aylett ... Baby Alex
Ching Wai Chung ... Card Playing Guard
David Ho ... Big Thug Outside Lab
Sarah Yuen ... Nun at Orphanage
Jan-To Tam ... Klimax Klub Gangster
Eric Ng ... Klimax Klub Gangster
Siu Wah Chan ... Klimax Klub Gangster
Evan Lurie ... Klimax Klub Bouncer
Roland Lor ... Klimax Klub Manager
Jennifer Stone ... Klimax Klub Hostess
Rita Lau ... Hostess with Frank
Wong Chung Ching ... Walkie Talkie Thug
Georges Bejue ... Thug Who Mauls Danielle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew J Cates ... Ship mate

Shelley Michelle ... Student
Chen-Tu Tan

Directed by
Sheldon Lettich 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sheldon Lettich (screen story) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story) and
Steve Meerson (screen story) &
Peter Krikes (screen story)

Sheldon Lettich (screenplay) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (screenplay)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Terry Carr .... co-producer (as Jerry Martin Carr)
Moshe Diamant .... executive producer
Michael Douglas .... co-producer
Paul Michael Glaser .... producer
Evzen Kolar .... line producer
Kamel Krifa .... associate producer
Charles Layton .... executive producer
Sheldon Lettich .... co-producer
Rick Nathanson .... supervising producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... producer
Charles Wang .... associate producer: Hong Kong
Rick Bieber .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Arthur Kempel 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Conte 
 
Casting by
James F. Tarzia 
 
Production Design by
John Jay Moore 
 
Art Direction by
Okowita 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
 
Costume Design by
Joseph A. Porro  (as Joseph Porro)
 
Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist
Karen Asano-Myers .... assistant hair stylist
Katalin Elek .... assistant makeup artist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist (as Zoltan)
 
Production Management
Wan Allen .... unit manager
Steven Brown .... unit production manager
Joel Douglas .... unit production manager (as Joel A. Douglas)
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... executive in charge of production
Philip Lee .... production manager: Hong Kong
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... second unit director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director
James Lansbury .... second assistant director: second unit (as Jim Lansbury)
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gae S. Buckley .... assistant art director (as Gae Buckley)
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Jay Koiwai .... stand-by painter
Lance Larson .... weapons and props
Fred Lucky .... storyboard artist
Michael Milgrom .... property master
Simon Murton .... production illustrator
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... props
Amy Ryder .... leadman
Michael Vojvoda .... set dresser
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman
Mak Chi Chung .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Henry Barnston .... boom operator
Mathew Harmer .... boom operator
Itzhak Magal .... production sound mixer (as Itzhak 'Ike' Magal)
Mark Ormandy .... sound editor
Bill Rojas .... sound facility supervisor
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Shaw)
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator: USA
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dickie Beer)
George Bejue .... stunt double
Jordi Casares .... stunts (as Jorges Casares)
Darryl Chan .... stunts (as Darryl M. Chan)
John Cheung .... stunt coordinator: Hong Kong
John Cheung .... stunts
Peter Lai .... stunts
Al Leong .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts (as Willie Leong)
James Lew .... stunts
Peter Malota .... stunts
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Vernon Rieta .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Danny Wong .... stunts
Jeff Carrara .... stunts (uncredited)
Wah Cheung .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Dux .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
James Lew .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
Philippe Carr-Forster .... additional camera operator (as Philip Carr-Forster)
Todd Dos Reis .... second assistant camera
Robert Eyslee .... gaffer
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Gfelner .... first assistant camera
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician
Peter Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Raymond Lam .... Steadicam operator
Cliff Lipson .... still photographer
Gray Marshall .... second assistant camera
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric
Richard Merryman .... camera operator: Hong Kong
Bill Soares .... first assistant camera
Picha Srisansanee .... second assistant camera
Jürg V. Walther .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Juergen Walther)
Howard Wexler .... additional camera operator
Richard Wiseman .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Knepp .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Flack .... apprentice editor
David Orr .... color timer
 
Music Department
James Stemple .... composer: additional music
Ray Colcord .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)
Eric Clarke .... production assistant
Susan Haight .... assistant to Jean-Claude Van Damme
Susan Haight .... assistant to producer
Lynda Levy .... unit publicist
Peter Malota .... martial arts choreographer
Jeff Rector .... photo double
Jerry Rector .... photo double
Catherine Roehl .... production controller
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... fight choreographer
Bonnie Weis .... assistant production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, sensuality and language
Runtime:
110 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 (theatrical rating) (cut) (1992) | Finland:K-16 (video rating) (cut) (1992) | France:U | Germany:16 (cut) | Germany:18 (video version) (cut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (2012) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Director Albert Pyun was briefly approached when the project was then called 'The Corsican Brothers' in the late 1980's. He said on his Facebook page in 2012: "The last time I've spoken with JCVD was on the roof of a building across the street from Cannon on Wilshire. JCVD wanted to talk in private and he told me the story he wanted to do for his next film called "Corsican Brother" which became Double Impact I believe. JCVD asked if I would want to direct it for him. The whole idea of TWO JCVD's seemed a bit far fetched and I did not commit either way but told him I had reservations about how the twins idea would work. I told him I thought he should keep moving in the direction of a pure action star and leave the gimmick movies behind. Haven't seen or talked to him since directly."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Chad and Danielle are chasing Griffith between the containers, Griffith's shadow is cast back and Chad and Danielle's shadow is cast forward.See more »
Quotes:
Alex:Look like me? You, of all people, should know I would never in my life wear black-silk underwear!See more »
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Classic Van Dammage!!, 13 May 2003
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

This is joyously over the top and inane. This is classic Van Damme at his absolute best. In yet another (well in fact the first) of his duel role films, Jean Claude plays two twins separated at birth. They were separated when both their parents were killed by vicious gangsters, including the legend Bolo Yeung (Enter the Dragon).

What makes this film is the always-enjoyable combination of Van Damme and director Sheldon Lettich. Lettich knows how to get the best out of Claude in the fights sequences, with a liberal and entertainingly cheesy use of slo-mo while Van Damme grunts and poses and jumps kicks his way through countless foes. The fights are so entertaining, and they more than make up for the wooden or ham-fisted acting of the cast, not to mention the brainless plot and cheesy dialogue.

This was written by Van Damme and really seems at times like an ego trip, with some of the lines and actions that characters have. It is entertaining in that sense. What is also funny about this film is the constant posing and muscle flexing from Van Damme. This is one of his most enjoyable films, because it is so fun, it brings back the fun feeling from his earlier film Kickboxer.

Overall this is one to watch and the fight between Van Damme and Bolo is the stuff of legend. ***

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